A World Without Chernobyl

Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Monroe » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:59 pm

I heard that Chernobyl actually created a few new species of animals like a three foot earthworm. What would we do without the three foot earthworm?!

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Very cool list I found just the other day when I heard about the new Russia-America arms reduction deal coming through I looked up to see what the peak was. A lot of neat facts including that we have 1 nuclear plane hangar but never have we built a nuclear plane.
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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Mikey » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:24 pm

At least if we build the plane, we'll have a place to keep it.
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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:10 pm

stitch626 wrote:
Sionnach Glic wrote:Personally I prefer our one, since WYSIWYG. I want to pay the price I see on the label - not that + 21%.

21%!!!!!!! :shock:
Ours is only 8.125 (here in New York at least).


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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Aaron » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:13 pm

Well at least we have government services worth a damn.
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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Monroe » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:15 am

Mikey wrote:At least if we build the plane, we'll have a place to keep it.


Maybe we'll use it to find those 10 missing warheads! :worried:
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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:56 pm

Monroe wrote:I heard that Chernobyl actually created a few new species of animals like a three foot earthworm. What would we do without the three foot earthworm?!


And let's not forget the 295 foot mutated Iguana.

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Re: A World Without Chernobyl

Postby sunnyside » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:37 am

Hmmm. There may have been some different technologies.

The car thing might actually be possible. I don't think there is a practical shielding solution for a proper fission reaction. However there are a handful of isotopes produces by reactors that will undergo fission from interaction with....hmmm I bet it was alpha particles. So you could mix an alpha emiter with these things and (presuming they don't kick off neutrons in their reaction very often) you'd have a small scale and shieldable fission reactor.

I'd have to think the expense for such things would be out of the reach for most people, but given how much of a major pain it is for militaries to keep their tanks and such fuled we might have seen some of those.

But I dunno if it'd actually work out once you tried to implement it.
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